Data obtained from five NHS Ambulance Trusts in England, show that emergency ambulance responses for complications arising after a medical abortion are three times higher for women using pills-by-post at home, compared to those who have their medical abortion in a clinic. Using our rights under the Freedom of Information Act, we asked each of... Continue Reading →
Medical abortion doesn't always work; it is well established that MA has an expected treatment failure rate of about 6%. Which means that as many as 1-in-17 pregnant women using abortion pills will subsequently need hospital treatment for complications arising from an incomplete abortion. Ranbaxy (UK) Limited is the manufacturer of Medabon, the mifepristone/misoprostol combination... Continue Reading →
Based on data published in its 2020 financial statement, BPAS was paid £37 million by the NHS, largely for its provision of abortion services; the average fee per abortion was approximately £425. We note that BPAS provides other reproductive health services for which it is paid by the NHS, so this calculation is an estimate,... Continue Reading →
A freedom of information request to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board showed the cost of the pills-by-post service provided by BPAS in 2020 was £76.97 for the consultation, and £344.80 for the abortion treatment, a total of £421.77.
Cost of Abortions in England 2018Download Freedom of information responses show that in 2018, NHS England paid £96 million for abortion services, at an overall average cost of £510 per abortion. From BPAS published financial statements and a number of FOI responses, we can derive that the average price charged to the NHS by the... Continue Reading →
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is promoting a new cohort study into the safety, efficacy, and acceptability of telemedicine early medical abortion by Aiken et al. published in BJOG here. RCOG laud this as the largest data study into telemedicine abortion, whilst the authors caution that there are gaps and possible inconsistencies in... Continue Reading →
In this briefing we bring you three new sets of data about early medical abortion services being provided across England and Wales. Our analysis will help to inform those responding to government consultations, which ask for your views on whether or not the temporary measure introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing women and girls to... Continue Reading →